[Ads-l] Bleeped Count - a paper

Mark Mandel mark.a.mandel at GMAIL.COM
Sun Apr 7 14:02:42 UTC 2019

This seems weird to me, because I'm quite familiar with the Count, having
watched lots of Sesame Street with my kids way back when. I even know one
of his songs and sing it occasionally.* So I knew that his obsession is
counting, and that sucking blood is nowhere in the picture; therefore I
never even imagined I heard an "uck".

* *Vun bat* hanging in de steeple.
Vun more flies in t'rough de door.
Dat makes *two bats* in my belfry.
VUNDERFUL! But vait, dere's more!

*Two bats*...
...*t'ree bats*...

*[Increment until sick of it or shouted down by audience]*

Mark Mandel
*Music is my drug of choice*

On Sun, Apr 7, 2019, 12:21 AM victor steinbok <aardvark66 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Just came across this in a search. Worth a quick look, especially if you've
> never seen Bleeped/Censored Count (Count)
> VS-)
> Phonemic restoration effect and the Count Song censored | Psych 256:
> Cognitive Psychology FA16 – 002
> http://sites.psu.edu/psych256fa1602/2016/11/20/phonemic-restoration-effect-and-the-count-song-censored/
> ------------------------------------------------------------
> The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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